Aurelio’s Antica Cucina
Lucca and the tuscany Region
Join Aurelio in the kitchen and Andee on the picturesque provincial roads to explore the ancient food culture and the unique beauty of Lucca Province. Revitalize your perspective on farm-to-table from families who have been doing it for centuries. We'll guide you deep into the Lucchese and Tuscan culinary traditions, exploring kitchen culture and the food community in Lucca. Experience the Art of Enjoyment that is at the heart of Tuscan cooking and living. Culinary experiences in Lucca, Barga, Garfagnana, & Chianti.
November 18 - 25, 2019
June 15-24, 2020
November Rates Per Person (7 nights, double occupancy)
Credit card - $5,525
Check or bank transfer* - $5,375
Single Supplement - $400
June Rates Per Person (9 nights, double occupancy)
Credit card - $6,325
Check or bank transfer* - $6,135
Single Supplement - $500
*does not include bank fees or airfare
In His Kitchen
Work in the kitchen with Aurelio Barattini, renowned Tuscan cook and owner of the Antica Locanda di Sesto.
At The Table
Join fellow food and wine enthusiasts for a week of dining, tasting, and good company.
Across The Landscape
Explore the diversity of Tuscan cuisine and culture by taking part in the stunning scenery that inspires it.
10 days exploring Lucca and surrounding Tuscan provinces
9 nights accommodation in Lucca's historic center
Memorable dining in the region's best eateries
3-part cooking course with Lucca's Chef Aurelio Barattini
Baking class with Barga's Paolo Lucchesi
Wine tasting in Chianti, Lucca, Montalcino
Cheese-making demo and tasting tour
Salumi-making class and tasting tour
Visits to picturesque villages and markets
Plenty of time for exploration and shopping
Accommodations for 10 days and 9 nights at our favorite luxury boutique hotels. *November tour includes 8 days, 7 nights
Andee's full time accompaniment and expertise: she is with you throughout the trip, handling behind-the-scenes logistics and is there to help with anything from figuring out how to dial home, conversing with locals, to plugging in your curling iron
Official certified regional and city guides as detailed in itinerary
Admissions to tastings, historic sites and other scheduled events as noted in the detailed daily itinerary
Gratuities for hotels, meals and baggage
All private ground transportation during the trip
All breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners + 3 meals as cooking instruction. *November tour includes 4 lunches, 5 dinners +3 meals as cooking instruction.
*2 lunches + 1 dinner are left open for guests to explore. Arrangements can be made prior to departure or last minute for an extra fee.
Airfare is not included.
Prices subject to change without notice.
We enthusiastically welcome travelers of diverse dietary lifestyles. With your help in advance we can cater the program to meet your needs.